What to expect from PaCE
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
PaCE Groups are made up of clergy who meet monthly for a period of 8-10 months. Some examples of PaCE Groups include (but are not limited to): clergy serving urban congregations; clergy women; clergy serving large congregations; clergy serving in a regional cluster; clergy pursuing excellence in preaching; clergy in cross-racial appointments; clergy desiring to cross “attendance barriers” (125 in worship, 200 in worship, etc.); clergy in new appointments; etc.
How will it work?
PaCE groups engage in conversation around particular ministry issues and experiences. Conversation is facilitated using a group coaching model to help participants consider possibilities and expand horizons. PaCE groups incorporate spiritual formation and mutual accountability.
PaCE groups meet monthly for 8 months at a mutually agreed upon date, time, and location for approximately 3 hours per session.
Curriculum focuses on shared learning objectives and group covenants. The curriculum can include written materials (books, articles, web resources) and other multi-media resources (podcasts, Ted Talks, videos, etc.). All members commit to being prepared for each session. Leadership rotates among the group members.